|Yeah, it hurts worst when I'm working or bending or on my feet for a long time. StacyHoll, you mentioned that you went through the same pains early in your pregnancy- did they pain subside later on? It huurrrtttss! The pain is so severe and acute that it makes my whole body contract, like what I would imagine being tazed with a tazer gun would feel like...
aaahhhh the joys of pregnancy...
|i think it definitely sounds like sciatica, which you can't really do much for unless you see a chiropractor. you can try sitting on a heating pad set on low and see if that helps.
your avatar pic is so cute! i love boston terriers.
Actually, I have to disagree with the heating pad, and a chiropractor will t ell you the same. I know it does feel good for a while, but sciatica is caused by pinched nerves and inflammation. Using heat will make the inflammation worse, so cold packs are actually what will help you. You can use them for no more than 15 minutes ever hour (you don't want to cause a localized hypothermia)